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ITC Hotels has added ITC Kohenur in Hyderabad as the twelfth hotel to join its luxury hotel portfolio. Envisaged as a tribute to the traditions and distinct character of its locale, ITC Kohenur is a testament to the multifaceted rich heritage of the region. Located in the heart of IT hub, overlooking the picturesque Durgam […]

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) which currently runs the Ashok Hotel is planning to lease the iconic property after Niti Aayog proposed that the hotel, located in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi, be auctioned through a transparent bidding process. NITI Aayog has proposed a 60-year long-term lease for Delhi’s first five-star hotel to give private […]

Currently present in 18 cities, including Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai, the company is looking to add properties in non-metros, such as Visakhapatnam, Surat, Vadodara and Agra. Betting big on the Tier-II market in India, USA-based hotel chain Hyatt Hotels Corporation is looking to add 22 more properties to its existing 29 hotels, taking the total […]

Hospitality chain Leisure Hotels Group is looking to invest around Rs 100 crore to add 8 properties by the end of 2020 and come up with 7 more hotels that will be managed by the company but funded by asset owners,. Group currently operates 26 boutique properties with around 700 rooms across the country. Company […]

To address the quality issues related to service delivery by vendors, Cleartrip is building in-house technology capabilities that would help it organise and manage multiple layers of experiences. With air and hotel booking becoming a highly fragmented and commoditised business, online travel aggregators are increasingly focusing on growing the allied “activities and experiences” aspect of […]

With the acquisition of Novascotia Boutique Homes, a Chennai-based serviced apartment company in March 2018, Oyo is gearing up for a bigger play in the corporate executive accommodation space. Budget hospitality firm last year entered into the serviced apartment space with its own brand SilverKey. As Oyo integrates Novascotia’s 350 furnished accommodations with SilverKey, the […]

Realty firm Embassy group will invest Rs 1,350 crore to develop four new hotels in Bengaluru as part of its expansion plan in hospitality business. Bengaluru-based Embassy group, which is a leading player in commercial real estate in the country with huge portfolio of office assets, has already roped in global hospitality major Hilton to […]

Collaboration brings bigger gains competition and leading players in the domestic online travel space seem to have understood this. When in October 2015, MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and Yatra jointly decided to de-list budding budget hotel room aggregator Oyo from their platforms, Stage was set for an Oyo versus OTAs (online travel agencies) showdown. Oyo, however, decided […]

Bengal government on Monday said its Food Processing Industries and Horticulture Department has signed an MoU with Devyani International Ltd for setting up more KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in the state. “This is an expansion plan of Devyani International to open four-to-five KFC restaurants and two-to-three Pizza hut restaurants every year at various locations […]

ITC is planning to add 5,000 rooms across new hotels over the next three to five years. This would include setting up of its first overseas property at Colombo in Sri Lanka. The company will have a mix of both, company-owned and managed properties (hotels) as part of its strategy to strengthen the hospitality business. […]